Stars coach charges players to work harder

BY: Bernard Neequaye, Yaounde
Milovan Rajevac
Milovan Rajevac

Milovan Rajevac, head coach of the Black Stars, has called on his players to work their way back to victory in their next two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group C matches against Gabon and Comoros to ensure qualification to the next stage of the tournament.

The Serbian trainer stressed the need for the Black Stars to concentrate on creating and scoring more goals in their subsequent matches as they prepared to bounce back from their 0-1 defeat to Morocco last Monday.

Speaking in a post-match conference, Coach Rajevac was full of praise for his team and explained that they were unlucky not to have scored in the game.

“We were unlucky not to have scored because we created a lot of chances but in the end we lost and have to come back stronger against Gabon,” Coach Milo explained.

“The focus will be on creating more chances and scoring in our next two group games to enable us to qualify to the next stage of the competition.”

Ghana are faced with two crucial games in Group C as the Black Stars hope to save their AFCON campaign after losing to Morocco in their opening match.

Asofiane Boufal’s late strike after 83 minutes gave the Atlas Lions a narrow 1-0 win over the Black Stars at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé.

The Stars are seeking to end a 40-year AFCON trophy drought after failing to win the title on three occasions in 1992, 2010 and 2015 when they made the finals.

Ghana are bottom in Group C after Gabon beat Comoros 1-0 in the other group game last Monday night.